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In a legal job, you’ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you’ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney’s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you’ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market


Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries


The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.
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Receptionist/Errand Person resume/references to: Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C. Attn: Office Admin 201 W. Main, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59802 ***** ALL INQUIRIES STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geot...
Our client, a downtown Dallas law firm, is looking for a polished Legal Secretary with 5+ years of Commercial Litigation experience to support a senior partner. Ideal Legal Secretary will possess great communication skills, be a self-starter and have experience wearing many different hats. Legal Secretary must also have strong MS Word and e-filing abilities, strong attention to detail skills, and ...
Company Confidential Williamsville, NY, 14221
REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL: For Suburban Office. Must have experience in Purchases, Sales and Bank work. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Forward resume to ***** or MIKIENIS & MIKIENIS, P.C., Attorneys At Law 5838 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221...
Company Confidential Clarkston, MI, 48346
Northern Oakland County law firm seeks an experienced probate/estate planning/probate litigation legal assistant. Ideal candidate will have minimum of 10 years experience in all phases of managing litigation, probate/trust administration, and drafting of probate/estate planning documents. Proficient in use of Microsoft office(word and outlook) for creating and editing documents, correspondence and...
With a dedication to product quality and excellent customer service, Brother International Corporation, the US subsidiary of Japan-based Brother Industries Ltd., is committed to being at the side of their customers. Brother International is a premier provider of products for the home, home office and office that revolutionize the way you live and work. . Headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, Brother e...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75207
JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE:Document Production Clerk LOCATION:Dallas Office REPORTS TO: Gloria Holmes Overview (Primary Purpose) The primary purpose of this position is to advance our clients’ needs by using typing skills and document preparation capabilities to produce legal documents in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment. Describe the essential functions of the job  Will review ca...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm ...
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. has an opening for a full-time Legal Nurse Consultant. We are looking for a Registered Nurse with 1+ years of experience in the legal field. 5+ years of recent clinical experience in a hospital setting with ICU, OR and ER experience preferred. Legal Nurse Consultant Certification (LNCC) and an Associates or Bachelors degree in Nursing also preferred. Primary respo...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm ...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Professional/Technical Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Periodic Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an e...
BASIC PURPOSE Under the direction of the General Counsel, provides legal advice and counsel to the Bank's business managers in order to support Bank operations and objectives while minimizing legal and regulatory risk. Job Grade: 31 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Interacts with multiple business units to provide advice and protect the Bank's legal interests. 2. Drafts, reviews and negotiates doc...
Job Purpose: Assistance with all aspects of law office administration, mailing, phones, client intakes, ordering case and client records, contact with insurance adjusters and client medical providers. Serves clients by developing case information, evidence, and settlement; forwarding file to litigation, under supervision of an attorney. Duties: * Builds cases by interviewing prospective client...
Our client, a downtown law firm, is looking for a senior litigation paralegal with experience working on multi-district, class action law suits. Strong technology experience is also needed for this position. The right candidate will be proactive in carrying out work responsibilities, and a strong communicator, and will know how to run a case from start to finish. A college degree is required. Cand...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Management Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an employer ...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38117
Mid-size company is looking for a bankruptcy legal assistant/paralegal to join our team. The right candidate will need to have 1-3 years minimum bankruptcy experience, be proficient in MS Office, have attention to detail, typing accuracy, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. We offer health and dental insurance, life insurance, short/long term disability and 401K options. I...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Immediate opportunity for a paralegal with at least 3 years of transactional real estate experience. Co-op and condo background would be helpful but is not essential. Reasonable hours, broad scope of deals and lots of client contact. Friendly atmosphere in a nice Midtown location. We are a small, boutique firm, celebrating our 25th year in business. • Minimum of 3 years of relevant legal experien...
Manpower is searching for a Paralegal for a well-known company in the Tipton, PA area. This is a 2 - 3 week position. Duties: to assist the Contracts/Legal Department with reviewing contracts and possibly creating legal documents. Pay rate is $15 per hour but can increase based on experience level! A CLEAN BACKGROUND CHECK and CLEAN DRUG SCREEN are REQUIRED for this opportunity. Apply directl...
Transactional law firm is seeking a full time Legal Assistant to administratively support multiple attorneys in transcribing and editing legal title opinions, and creating and editing extensive numerical data spreadsheets. Individual must be a team player, detail-oriented, motivated and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high stress, deadline-oriented environment. Applicant must ha...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians) yielding a geographi...

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